The award-winning parenting book on feeding babies, toddlers & big kids too!
Feeding therapist Melanie Potock and pediatrician Nimali Fernando and (aka Dr. Yum and Coach Mel) know the importance of giving your child the right start on his or her food journey—for good health, motor skills, and even cognitive and emotional development. In Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater they explain how to expand your family’s food horizons, avoid the picky eater trap, identify special feeding needs, and put joy back into mealtimes, with:
- Advice tailored to every stage from newborn through school-age
- Real-life stories of parents and kids they have helped
- Wisdom from cultures across the globe on how to feed kids
- Helpful insights on the sensory system, difficult mealtime behaviors, and everything from baby-led weaning to sippy cups
- And seven “passport stamps” for good parenting: joyful, compassionate, brave, patient, consistent, proactive, and mindful.
Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater shows the way to lead your baby, toddler, or young child on the path to adventurous eating. Grab your passport and go!
Kids can learn to eat all sorts of vegetables—and have fun in the process.
Feeding therapist Melanie Potock has developed an easy, effective system to introduce children to vegetables as they embark on a lifetime of healthy eating. Adventures in Veggieland: Help Your Kids Learn to Love Vegetables with 101 Easy Activities and Recipes features a year’s worth of family-friendly recipes along with practical, proven strategies for helping kids learn to become more adventurous eaters over time. Parents will learn how to introduce a new vegetable every week, plus creative and engaging ways to expose their kids to new foods. The book features 20 vegetables, organized by season, each with activities and recipes highlighting the program’s three phases to vegetable love: expose, explore, expand. For instance, the turnip chapter includes Expose Kids to Turnips with Mr. Turnip Head; Explore Mashed Turnips with Bacon and Chives; and Expand with a Sweet Treat: Monogrammed Mini Turnip Pies. The kids are involved in every part of the activity process from washing the vegetable to eating delicious food they helped make. Using the “3 Easy E’s,” Potock has created activities that will help children to become food explorers, not picky eaters!
Let your baby take control of their eating habits and create a healthy relationship with food!
Your baby’s relationship with food starts with her first bite. Set your child up for lifetime of healthy, adventurous eating by letting her lead the way.
Baby self-feeding puts your child in the driver’s seat, helping to establish a positive relationship with what’s on his plate. This book helps you encourage a confident and healthy eater at an early age, featuring:
- Valuable self-regulatory skills
- Mindful eating strategies
- 25 baby-tested and approved functional food recipes
- Smart-start purees and healthy finger foods, and how to introduce them
- Ways to avoid picky eating
- Methods for avoiding food allergies and reducing choking hazards
- Mess-free tips for dining out
Baby Self-Feeding offers practical solutions, step-by-step ways to transition your baby to early solid foods and smart-start purees. Homemade baby foods avoid the excess sugar, sodium, dyes, and fillers found in commercial products – plus, they’re easy to make even if you are short on time. Let your baby learn to eat at her own pace with Baby Self-Feeding.
Know the basics that every feeding professional wants parents to know
Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP is a certified speech language pathologist who has specializes in helping children love a variety of food. Her practice focuses on the family and teaching the fundamentals of parenting in the kitchen. Coach Mel wrote this book in the same manner that she works with families; with an open heart and a touch of humor. Raising an adventurous eater is meant to be fun. Enjoy the journey!